Simply Stunning Jade Turbo Banded and Polished, 3" - 4" Perfect placed on cocktail table or bookshelf as decor accent their beautiful color and texture make them an objet d'art on their own, or many grouped together in a decorative bowl as collections. Purchased from a private collection these shells are rare as it is no longer ethical to harvest them. Size, shape, pattern and color will vary as this is a natural item, no two are the same.
DIMENSIONS: Medium Shells 3" - 4", sizes are approximate and vary slightly
MATERIALS: Natural Shell Whole
HISTORY & FACTS: These large sea snails live in tropical reefs in the Indian Ocean (off Tanzania, Madagascar, Aldabra and the Mascarene Basin) and tropical western Pacific oceans; also off Queensland Australia. They are nocturnal and feed on algae. The shells of these large sea snails have a very thick layer of Nacre also know as mother or pearl and therefore has been commercially fished resulting in these shells becoming rare.